Maggie Doyne’s page-turning memoir documents her incredibly personal, and at times heartbreaking, journey from her childhood home in New Jersey to the mountains of Nepal.
At age 19 Maggie took a gap year before college and set off to travel the world. During her travels, the trajectory of her life alters when she has a surprise encounter with a Nepali girl breaking rocks in a quarry. Maggie decides to invest her life savings of five thousand dollars to buy a piece of land and open a children’s home in Nepal.
Between the Mountain and the Sky is a coming-of-age story about a young woman suspended between two worlds, as well as the love, loss, healing, and hope she experiences along the way. Maggie’s inspiring, intimate tale shows us that the power to change the world exists within all of us.
Maggie Doyne is an American philanthropist and co-founder of the BlinkNow Foundation and Kopila Valley Children’s Home and School in Surkhet, Nepal. In 2015, she was named CNN Hero of the Year.
$30 ticket includes a copy of
Between the Mountain and the Sky
Books will be available for pick up at Orinda Books starting March 22, 2022 and at the program.
Tickets are transferable but not refundable. Proceeds benefit the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.
Masks and proof of vaccine are currently required for this program, this policy is subject to change.